Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
England > North East
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 -6
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 416 288 533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 34.44% 23.92% 18.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 39.58% 28.24% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 188 396
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £296 £300 £296
90th Percentile £623 £550 £563
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
North East median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.25 £42.84
% change year-on-year -0.58% +0.96% +9.82%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,051 1,020 2,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.00% 84.72% 87.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 659 1,712
North East median daily rate £400 £365 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +10.61% -17.50%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £512
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 127
North East median hourly rate £13.25 £26.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.52% -6.25% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.31 £11.52
90th Percentile £31.40 £47.67 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.25% +1.34% +4.99%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North East region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear 0 344 £425 -0.70% 85
Durham 0 49 £400 +11.11% 12
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 108 (25.96%) Scrum
2 104 (25.00%) Java
2 104 (25.00%) Linux
3 93 (22.36%) BDD
4 92 (22.12%) DevOps
5 85 (20.43%) TDD
6 69 (16.59%) Problem-Solving
7 68 (16.35%) HTML
8 64 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 64 (15.38%) Git (software)
8 64 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
9 62 (14.90%) Jenkins
9 62 (14.90%) Microsoft Azure
9 62 (14.90%) Continuous Integration
10 61 (14.66%) SQL
11 60 (14.42%) User Experience
12 58 (13.94%) CSS
13 56 (13.46%) Open Source
14 55 (13.22%) Degree
15 53 (12.74%) Amazon AWS
16 50 (12.02%) C#
16 50 (12.02%) Python
17 48 (11.54%) Docker
18 47 (11.30%) Microservices
19 46 (11.06%) Test Automation
20 45 (10.82%) Puppet
20 45 (10.82%) Continuous Improvement
20 45 (10.82%) JIRA
20 45 (10.82%) Ansible
21 43 (10.34%) Configuration Management

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (4.33%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.88%) Confluence
3 11 (2.64%) nginx
4 10 (2.40%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.16%) Apache
6 8 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.96%) CICS
7 4 (0.96%) JBoss
7 4 (0.96%) Jetty
7 4 (0.96%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.96%) WildFly
8 2 (0.48%) CMS
8 2 (0.48%) FileNet
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.24%) Documentum
9 1 (0.24%) IIS
9 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.24%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.72%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 62 (14.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (12.74%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.33%) Datadog
4 9 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (1.68%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.44%) GitHub
7 5 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.20%) Office 365
8 4 (0.96%) iPaaS
8 4 (0.96%) PaaS
8 4 (0.96%) SaaS
8 4 (0.96%) Slack
9 3 (0.72%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.48%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.24%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.13%) Internet
2 10 (2.40%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (1.20%) Network Security
3 5 (1.20%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.96%) Firewall
4 4 (0.96%) WAN
5 3 (0.72%) BGP
5 3 (0.72%) DHCP
5 3 (0.72%) DNS
5 3 (0.72%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.72%) OSPF
5 3 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.72%) VPN
6 2 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.48%) SMS
6 2 (0.48%) SSL
6 2 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.24%) LAN
7 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.41%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (6.73%) MongoDB
4 26 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
6 16 (3.85%) MySQL
7 12 (2.88%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.68%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.96%) Big Data
11 4 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.96%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.48%) DB2
14 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.24%) DataStage
14 1 (0.24%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 64 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 62 (14.90%) Jenkins
3 45 (10.82%) JIRA
4 23 (5.53%) Selenium
5 18 (4.33%) Jasmine
6 16 (3.85%) GitLab
6 16 (3.85%) SpecFlow
6 16 (3.85%) TeamCity
7 15 (3.61%) JUnit
7 15 (3.61%) Maven
8 12 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
9 11 (2.64%) Cucumber
9 11 (2.64%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (2.40%) JMeter
11 7 (1.68%) Subversion
11 7 (1.68%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (1.20%) Bugzilla
13 5 (1.20%) MSTest
13 5 (1.20%) NUnit
General
1 39 (9.38%) Finance
2 19 (4.57%) Legal
3 15 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.88%) Banking
4 12 (2.88%) Publishing
4 12 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.64%) Marketing
6 9 (2.16%) Electronics
7 5 (1.20%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 132 (31.73%) Developer
2 50 (12.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 44 (10.58%) Designer
4 39 (9.38%) Java Developer
5 28 (6.73%) Architect
6 27 (6.49%) Analyst
7 26 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 26 (6.25%) User Researcher
8 23 (5.53%) Content Designer
9 20 (4.81%) Business Analyst
10 17 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
11 16 (3.85%) .NET Developer
11 16 (3.85%) Project Manager
11 16 (3.85%) UX Designer
12 14 (3.37%) Delivery Manager
12 14 (3.37%) Technical Architect
13 12 (2.88%) Senior Manager
14 11 (2.64%) Agile Delivery Manager
14 11 (2.64%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (2.64%) Senior Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (16.35%) HTML
2 58 (13.94%) CSS
3 42 (10.10%) .NET
4 41 (9.86%) AngularJS
5 32 (7.69%) RESTful
6 31 (7.45%) ASP.NET
6 31 (7.45%) Web Services
7 30 (7.21%) XML
8 26 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
9 24 (5.77%) JSON
10 23 (5.53%) Node.js
11 22 (5.29%) Spring
12 19 (4.57%) J2EE
13 18 (4.33%) HTML5
14 17 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (3.85%) jQuery
16 15 (3.61%) REST
17 14 (3.37%) CSS3
18 11 (2.64%) Spring Boot
18 11 (2.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 64 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (14.42%) User Experience
3 29 (6.97%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.13%) Blog
6 11 (2.64%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.40%) Social Media
8 9 (2.16%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.92%) RIA
10 7 (1.68%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.44%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.20%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.96%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.96%) Reinsurance
13 4 (0.96%) Wiki
14 3 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
15 2 (0.48%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
15 2 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 104 (25.00%) Linux
2 42 (10.10%) Windows
3 29 (6.97%) Unix
4 18 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.64%) CentOS
6 9 (2.16%) AIX
7 4 (0.96%) Android
7 4 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.72%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.48%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.48%) Mesosphere
9 2 (0.48%) VMS
9 2 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.24%) VME
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (25.96%) Scrum
2 93 (22.36%) BDD
3 92 (22.12%) DevOps
4 85 (20.43%) TDD
5 69 (16.59%) Problem-Solving
6 62 (14.90%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (13.46%) Open Source
8 47 (11.30%) Microservices
9 46 (11.06%) Test Automation
10 45 (10.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 43 (10.34%) Configuration Management
12 36 (8.65%) MVC
13 35 (8.41%) Project Management
14 31 (7.45%) Continuous Deployment
14 31 (7.45%) Kanban
15 30 (7.21%) High Availability
16 28 (6.73%) Front End Development
16 28 (6.73%) User Stories
16 28 (6.73%) Waterfall
17 27 (6.49%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 104 (25.00%) Java
2 64 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 61 (14.66%) SQL
4 50 (12.02%) C#
4 50 (12.02%) Python
5 33 (7.93%) Bash Shell
6 27 (6.49%) Ruby
7 25 (6.01%) T-SQL
8 24 (5.77%) C++
8 24 (5.77%) Perl
9 21 (5.05%) C
9 21 (5.05%) PowerShell
10 18 (4.33%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.13%) TypeScript
12 12 (2.88%) Java 8
13 10 (2.40%) ActionScript
13 10 (2.40%) ActionScript 3.0
14 6 (1.44%) Scala
15 5 (1.20%) PHP
16 3 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (13.22%) Degree
2 42 (10.10%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.20%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.96%) CISM
8 4 (0.96%) CISMP
8 4 (0.96%) CISSP
8 4 (0.96%) CRISC
8 4 (0.96%) ISEB
8 4 (0.96%) OCP
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.96%) SANS
9 3 (0.72%) CCDP
9 3 (0.72%) CCIE
9 3 (0.72%) CCNP
9 3 (0.72%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.01%) QA
2 9 (2.16%) PMO
3 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.48%) WCAG
5 1 (0.24%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 48 (11.54%) Docker
2 11 (2.64%) VirtualBox
3 6 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.48%) vSphere
6 1 (0.24%) Firmware
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (10.82%) Ansible
1 45 (10.82%) Puppet
2 32 (7.69%) Terraform
3 24 (5.77%) Kubernetes
4 22 (5.29%) Nagios
5 16 (3.85%) Packer
6 13 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (2.64%) HAProxy
8 6 (1.44%) Consul
9 5 (1.20%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.96%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.96%) Matomo
10 4 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.48%) Forum Sentry
11 2 (0.48%) Nessus
11 2 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.48%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.24%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 41 (9.86%) Oracle
2 36 (8.65%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.81%) New Relic
3 20 (4.81%) Splunk
4 15 (3.61%) Red Hat
5 14 (3.37%) SAP
6 10 (2.40%) IBM
7 9 (2.16%) HP
8 7 (1.68%) Dynatrace
8 7 (1.68%) Google
9 6 (1.44%) VMware
10 4 (0.96%) Axway
10 4 (0.96%) Black Duck
10 4 (0.96%) Informatica
10 4 (0.96%) Siebel
11 3 (0.72%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.72%) Cisco
12 2 (0.48%) Apple
12 2 (0.48%) Sun
12 2 (0.48%) Zend